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Boxer Nicola Adams is left heartbroken after her female American fiancée leaves her for a man

Two-time Olympic gold winner, 35 Nicola Adams  is said to be heartbroken after her fiancee Marlen Esparza left her for a male partner.

The British boxing champion got engaged to  American flyweight boxer, Marlen, 28, 16 months ago.

But the Texas-born boxer and Nicola called it quits, and Marlen has since moved on with her personal trainer – and they are already engaged and planning to marry in two months’ time.

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The pair pictured at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2016 (Image: PA)

Over the weekend, the smitten boxer shared a picture with her husband-to-be on social media and gushed alongside it: “I have had the most difficult time of my entire life but God always has his way! I can’t wait until June 3rd!!!!

“You saved my life and I can’t wait to spend forever with you!”

She added the hashtags #lifesblessings #change #love #whenyouknowyouknow.

While the trainer, whose name is Frank, shared a similar picture along with the caption: “On June 3, 2018, I’m going to marry the girl of my dreams, the love of my life, the person that was designed specifically for me.

“I love you baby, our lives are just getting started @marlen_esparza #myperson #onlyoneforme.”

 

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FIFA appoints Nigerian doctor Ayodeji Olarinoye Doping Control Officer

A Nigerian man, Dr Ayodeji Olarinoye, has made the list of FIFA staff as he was appointed Doping Control Officer by the world soccer governing body, FIFA.

Olarinoye, who is a former medical doctor in the Nigerian U-17 football team, graduated from the University of Ilorin and he is now the country’s first FIFA doping control officer, the university’s weekly bulletin said on Tuesday.

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The bulletin recalled that the 38-year-old was nicknamed NFA (Nigeria Football Association) during his undergraduate years due to his love for football.

“The 38-year-old Ayodeji is the son of a retired civil servant and former Head of the International Department of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in the 1990s, Dr Steve Olarinoye.

“Dr Olarinoye was honoured in 2015 by the Nigeria Medical Association for his dedication to duty and special interest in the field of Sports Medicine.

“He is currently running a programme in Sports and Exercise Medicine in Cardiff, U.K., the bulletin said of the doctor who hails from Omupo in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara.

Dr. Ayodeji Olarinoye, was the team Doctor of Nigeria’s FIFA U-17 World Cup-winning teams of 2013 and 201. And in 2016 he was honoured at the Nigeria Medical Association Awards Ceremony in Abuja.

Dr. Ayodeji Olarinoye was honoured  for his meritorious service to the country and professionalism he brought to bear in the discharge of duties while on national assignment.

In its invitational message too Olarinoye, the Nigeria Medical Association had written:

“You are being specially recognized as the Team Doctor to the 2013 & 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup-winning teams and for he National Honour bestowed on you.”

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Anthony Joshua Did Not Impress Me – Mike Tyson Reveals As Deontay Wilder Challenges AJ For Future Fight

The former world heavyweight boxing champion, Mike Tyson has again doubted the pedigree of Nigerian-born British boxer, Anthony Joshua.

Mike Tyson has revealed he has fresh doubts about the pedigree of Anthony Joshua after the UK-based Nigerian defeated Joseph Parker on points in his first 12-round fight as a pro, but failed to spark against the New Zealander.
According to Metro UK, the 28-year-old won virtually every round against Parker, but his display was criticised by the likes of Tyson Fury, who claimed the unification fight was abysmal.
Tyson seems to think Joshua’s performance fell flat and admitted he was not so convinced by AJ’s credentials.
He said; ‘Joshua looked like he was the guy to [become undisputed champion] but in his last fight, he did not impress me,’ Tyson told Showtime.
He added; ‘[Deontay Wilder] is improving, he’s getting better.’
Joshua is now on the hunt to secure the final major world title, with WBC champion Deontay Wilder the only other remaining belt holder.
Wilder had released a statement to confirm his readiness to make the bout happen. ‘I want to congratulate Anthony Joshua on his win last Saturday. Anthony, I am so glad we finally heard from you on Saturday and that you want to fight me as your next opponent and you want the fight to happen in the UK.
‘I accept that challenge and I am ready to come to the UK for my next fight. There is nothing on Team Wilder’s side to prevent me from fighting you next.
‘You also said on Saturday that your team is ready to meet with Shelly Finkel and Al Haymon from my side to get this deal done. They are also ready to meet with your team immediately. Let us know when – the sooner the better.
‘Thanks Anthony, I can’t wait to meet you in the ring.’
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Obafemi Martins Out Of Nigerian World Cup Squad

Nigeria striker Obafemi Martins will be out of action for up to seven months with a torn hamstring, his Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua has announced.

Martins, 33, was taken off early with the injury during Shanghai Shenhua’s clash against Kashima Antlers in the Asian Champions League on Tuesday.

Any hopes Martins had of forcing his way into the Nigeria World Cup squad are now over with the global competition just two months away.The former Inter Milan striker was carried off midway through the first half of the match which ended 2-2 and Shenhua announced on their official website on Wednesday that he is out long-term.

Martins, who was tipped to be involved with the Super Eagles for the Russia 2018 World Cup, had scored a hat-trick for Shanghai on Saturday in their 4-2 CSL win over Hebei China Fortune.

Source – Complete sports

Dani Alves Becomes Most Successful Player In Football History With 36th Trophy After PSG Victory (Photos)

Brazil international, Dani Alves is the most colourful footballer in history in terms of success and trophies won after Paris Saint-Germain’s Coupe de la Ligue triumph over Monaco.

Dani Alves has become the most successful footballer in history following Paris Saint-Germain’s Coupe de la Ligue triumph over Monaco. The Brazilian, 35, now has 36 trophies, overtaking compatriot Maxwell, who he had gone level with after winning the French Super Cup in August. Alves started his career in 2001 with local side Bahia, winning the Copa do Nordeste in his second season.
 
A move to La Liga with Sevilla soon followed – but he didn’t win anything for the first three years.
However, in 2006, they won their first Uefa Cup, which they retained a year later, having won the Uefa Super Cup in between.
In 2007, they added the Copa del Rey before beating Real Madrid to win the Spanish Super Cup.
Things got even better for Alves that summer as he won his first international trophy. The right-back even netted in the final as Brazil beat Argentina to win the Copa America.
In 2008, he joined Barcelona and would significantly add to his trophy haul over the subsequent eight years.
He won the Treble twice, as well as another Champions League medal, six La Liga titles, added four more Copa del Rey gongs and enjoyed four Spanish Super Cup triumphs.
Away from Spain, he won the Uefa Super Cup and Fifa Club World Cup three times each.
In that period, he also won the Confederations Cup twice with Brazil.
In 2016, Alves joined Juventus to win the domestic double – and it could have been even better but for a defeat against Real Madrid in the Champions League final.
In 2003, he helped the Samba starlets with the Fifa World Youth Championship, but that does not count as a major trophy.
With PSG first in Ligue 1 and in the Coupe de France semi-final he could add two more before the summer. Will he finish his career in his 40s?
Andres Iniesta and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are the next active players in line, with 33 trophies apiece.
Brazilian outlet Globoesporte tried to claim Pele had 37 trophies – but they cheekily included seven unofficial friendly tournaments the football icon triumphed in.
Source: The SUN UK.